Resolution to Define “School Safety Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year Whereas, on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (“WHO”) characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic, meaning the WHO identified the worldwide spread of a new disease; and Whereas, on March 10, 2020, Governor Jared Polis declared a state of emergency and issued Executive Order D 2020 003 on March 11, 2020 as a safeguard against the further spread of COVID-19; and Whereas, on July 6, 2020, Governor Jared Polis amended and extended Executive Order D 2020 003 through Executive Order D 2020 125; and Whereas, on July 16, 2020, Governor Jared Polis amended Executive Order D 2020 110 through Executive Order D 2020 138; and Whereas, on November 17,2020, the Public Health Order 20-36, COVID-19 DIAL was issued Whereas under Colo. Const. art. 9, § 15, the local Board of Education has control of safety in its public schools; and Whereas, as required by 1 CCR 301-39, the Board of Education defines "Safe Schools," in Board Policy ADD, Safe schools planning for contagious disease; and Whereas the Board of Education finds that the current pandemic creates the need for clarification of contagious disease and follow current policy for the safety of staff and students; and Whereas the Board of Education’s decisions are options for the students and family/guardian to accept and the liability that follows their decision; Whereas students that are attending face to face option for their education, the family/guardian and/or students understand the risks and except the inherent risk when attending the schools during school days, school-sponsored activities, school vehicles, and other events; Whereas the students, staff, and community understand and accept the risks of attending any activities in the district’s buildings, playground, vehicles, or facilities; and accept the responsibility and liability of the risks of injury, contagious disease, and other inherent risks. Whereas the Colorado Department of Public Health provide guidance specific for the 2020-2021 school year, stating local boards can achieve a site-specific variance for a unique facility based on low virus levels; the Weld County School District RE 10J will operate our school district and facilities based on the districts number of cases and the Covid-19 Dial to find the levels (colors) we are achieving. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Weld County School District RE 10J Board of Education authorizes the following for the 2020-2021 school year: Expansion of the definition of “school safety in the district” addressed in Board Policy ADD. The Weld County School District will operate as a Safer at Home: Low Incidence or Protect Your Neighbor for Health Guidance based on the current information and metrics in the district. Student and Staff safety considerations will be implemented as a result of public health and safety measures and the following ways: The School District every day case count; The School District re-entry to school process; The School District best practices for the local schools; Applying CDPHE Metrics for district and county certifications; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the district will make a good faith effort to ensure the safety of students and staff and providing the option of in-person learning it is understood that students and parent/guardians accept the liability and responsibility of the student attending the school. NOW, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent is directed to keep the Board of Education informed of actions taken under this Resolution. NOW, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED this Resolution is in effect for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year, unless otherwise rescinded or extended by the Board upon a two-thirds majority vote. NOW, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that execution of this Resolution is conclusive evidence of the Board’s approval of this action and of the authority granted herein. Adopted and approved this 24th day of November, 2020.
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Prairie Junior High and High School COVID Response Information, Guidelines, and Protocols **We will follow the CHSAA basketball guidelines. All spectators, coaches, and players are required to wear masks. Thank you for supporting the athletes and for doing what you can to keep the players in the gym! Visiting Side Protocol ● Spectators ○ 2 fans per athlete will be allowed in the gym. ○ The parking lot to the north of the school is available for visitor parking as it will be the closest parking area to the visitor entrance. ○ Entrance for spectators will be on the northeast side of the building and will be marked with a sign. ○ Upon entering the building, spectators will go to a sign-in table where they will sign their name next to the player that they are there to watch. ○ Spectators will be directed with signs to sit on the visitor side, going down the hallway and entering the bleachers through the “half doors” on the north side of the gym/bleachers. ○ Spectators will find an “X” to sit on and enjoy the game. This designated spot will be socially distanced from other spectators. ○ Spectators will have access to restrooms in the visitor hallway. ○ Hand sanitizer will be available. ○ There will be no concessions. ○ No outside food or drink will be allowed. ● Team ○ Locker rooms will be available for both boys and girls teams before and after the game. Entrance to locker rooms will be through the northeast doors of the building. Follow the signs to locker rooms located on the northeast corner of the gym floor. ○ Athletes will need to provide their own water bottles. Home Side Protocol ● Spectators ○ 2 fans per athlete will be allowed in the gym. ○ Entrance for home spectators will be the main entrance to the building. ○ Upon entering the building, home spectators will go to a sign-in table where they will sign their name next to the player that they are there to watch. ○ Home spectators will enter the gym through the SOUTHWEST gym doors. ○ Spectators will find an “X” to sit on and enjoy the game. This designated spot will be socially distanced from other spectators. ○ Spectators will have access to restrooms in the main hallway. ○ Hand sanitizer will be available. ○ There will be no concessions. ○ No outside food or drink will be allowed. ● Team ○ Locker rooms will be available for both boys and girls teams before and after the game. ○ Athletes will need to provide their own water bottles. Game Time Protocol ● Spectators ○ Spectators are required to wear a mask at all times. ○ Spectators will stay in their designated spot marked with an “X” throughout the game, with the exception of restroom use. ○ At the completion of the game, spectators are asked to quickly exit the gym and the building to allow for cleaning and sanitizing before the next game. Spectators are allowed to stay in the gym if they have players playing in consecutive games. ○ We appreciate your cooperation and support! ● Teams ○ Players and coaches are required to wear a mask at all times. ○ Players/teams not playing in the immediate game will be waiting in a “holding room” until their game. The visiting holding rooms are located directly north of the gym. The music room will serve as the home team holding room. The rooms will be marked for teams/players upon arrival. ○ There will be 14 chairs on the sideline (2 for coaches and 12 for players). The chairs will be zigzagged to allow for distancing measures. ○ At half-time, players will remain in the gym. ○ There will be hand sanitizer available by the bench for each team. ○ Visitor scorebook will be done on the bench or in the visitor stands, not at the scores table. ○ Teams will quickly exit the gym to allow for cleaning and sanitizing before the next game. ○ Benches and game balls will be sanitized between each game.
Dear Guests: We are pleased to welcome you to Briggsdale High School for the games. Briggsdale fans will enter the gym from the south door under the canopy. The opposing team fans will enter through the main door. We appreciate your support of the student athletes from both schools. It is our goal for our athletes to be able to play in these games, and as such, we want to respect the athletes from both schools. The current rules for our athletes is that they wear masks at all times. Our athletes are respectful of these rules, and we ask that, as spectators, we are also respectful of the guidelines. Please clear the gym after the girls’ games to allow us ample time to sanitize the gym before the boys’ games. Even if you have players on both girls and boys teams, we ask that you leave the gym and go to the cafetorium or outside to your vehicle. When sanitization is complete, you will follow the same sign in procedures. We also ask that each team’s fans remain in their own cohort in order to minimize the risk of COVID 19. We consider you our friends and guests. We have taken these precautions because we want all of our athletes to keep playing, and we want to be able to watch our athletes play. Thank you for your respectfulness of all of our athletes and programs. We invite you to participate in this competition with the best of luck. Sincerely, Cathi Fulton, Principal
Hooray! Junior high basketball will start on January 5, 2021. Players must have submitted all their forms, including a complete physical before playing.
Christmas Spirit Week at Briggsdale School Tuesday - Christmas T-Shirt Day Wednesday - Ugly Sweater Day (or Christmas Sweater Day if your sweater is not ugly. Thursday - Pajama Day Friday - Christmas Accessory Day
To All Families, Guardians, and Stakeholders; Thank you for all that you have done in screening our students before they attend school and keeping students with symptoms at home. Unfortunately, we continue to receive Executive Orders or declarations that have an effect on the district. We are adjusting to the different requirements and are following the leadership of the Briggsdale School Board, Weld County Local Public Health, Weld County Commissioners, Governor, Colorado Department of Public Health, and the CDC. We are informing the School Board of the Briggsdale School District’s Covid numbers, Weld County numbers, and State information. The biggest challenge in decision making during this time is the safety of all students, staff, and community. The way this disease interacts with the separate age groups is not consistent enough to be able to project what might happen in the future, and the direct impact to any one person is so different. In our decisions, every factor is considered, and we do not have any experiences to fall back on so we are learning as we go, just like you are. The contradictive information we receive from the experts doesn’t help; and the way the directives are written creates a challenge to interpret their meaning. Know that we are making decisions for the district; however, everyone needs to make decisions that are best for their family and the people you are responsible for. The Board of Education’s decisions are options for the students and family/guardian to accept and the liability that follows their decision; Students that are attending face to face option for their education, the family/guardian and/or students understand the risks and accept the inherent risk when attending the schools during school days, school-sponsored activities, school vehicles, and other events; The students, staff, and community understand and accept the risks of attending any activities in the district’s buildings, playground, vehicles, or facilities; and accept the responsibility and liability of the risks of injury, contagious disease, and other inherent risks. Statement from the Weld County Board of Commissioners regarding the state’s dial decision: The state’s decision to move Weld County into the red portion of the dial does not change the stance of the Weld County Board of Commissioners with regard to enforcement of the state’s mandates. Instead, county government continues to do what it has done since March, which is promote and encourage residents and business owners to take individual responsibility and make decisions to protect themselves, their families, their community and their businesses. The county will not enforce a rule confining individuals to their homes for an undetermined length of time; the county will not enforce a rule that states residents cannot have personal gatherings; the county will not tell the school districts how to provide education to their students; the county will not enforce a rule requiring a reduction of attendees in places of worship; the county will not enforce a rule demanding restaurants close their indoor dining areas; the county will not enforce any rule that forces a business to shut down or impedes their ability to operate. The county will continue to encourage individuals to actively engage in prevention methods with regard to the virus: physically distance yourself from others, wash your hands, cover your cough, stay home if you are sick, clean frequently touched surfaces. The county will continue to encourage individuals to evaluate their personal situation and make decisions that protect them as best as possible. The Board of Weld County Commissioners This is the current information that we have for our school district. Thank You again for your flex ability and understanding as we do the best we can to educate your students. Rick Mondt, Superintendent
The Weld County School District RE10J - Briggsdale Board of Education's decisions are options for the students and family/guardian to accept and the liability that follows their decision; Students that are attending face-to-face option for their education, the family/guardian and/or students understand the risks and accept the inherent risk when attending the schools during school days, school-sponsored activities, school vehicles, and other events; The students, staff, and community understand and accept the risks of attending any activities in the district's buildings, playground, vehicles, or facilities; and accept the responsibility and liability of risks of injury, contagious disease, and other inherrent risks.
LET'S GO, FALCONS!
Go, Falcons! Briggsdale qualified for post season football and will play Stratton/Liberty on Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty High School in Joes, CO. Attendance information will follow later in the week.
Saturday's game against Idalia is cancelled because Idalia is out for 2 weeks due to a COVID case. Mr. Mondt is looking for a replacement game.
Tuesday's junior high football game is cancelled due to the condition of the football field.
Peetz will not have any concessions at the game tonight.
Briggsdale School District: Hi, I must report we have had our first positive COVID case in our district. The tracing process with local public health gives us a contact date for exposure, and we look at the two week period which is recommended after the exposure date. Also, we use guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health for tracking based on close contacts and targeted contacts, as well as the direct contact in each situation. In this situation, based on the information received, we have followed the guidelines and procedures to protect or students and staff. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Mondt.
Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, October 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. See you there!
Peetz changed the time for Friday's football game (October 23) to follow the junior high game. The start time will be at about 6:00 p.m.
We received word that Walmart Transportation awarded Briggsdale Elementary $2000 through their Miles for Education Program. We appreciate that Walmart chose us for this award. Thank you!
Friday's junior high game against Prairie will be rescheduled at a later date.
The time for Friday's junior high game at Otis is changed to 4:30 p.m. The high school game time remains at 7:00 p.m. GO FALCONS!
The kindergarten and first grade will be on a field trip to a pumpkin patch on October 7.